Four murals have recently been installed at MOA’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. They are the result of art projects produced by the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ first ever Artist Fellow, AJ Davis. Two murals are collaborations with local artists, Anna Charney and Alexandrea Pangburn.
Artists were commissioned by MOA to come up with original designs inspired by the wildlife around the venue. The artists honed in on the birds of the area and implemented them into their designs. The collaboration with Davis and Charney resulted in a Great Horned Owl. This magnificent creature is often seen visiting the rafters of the stage house at Fiddler’s Green. The collaboration with Alexandrea Pangburn depicts the Red-Tailed Hawk, often seen soaring high above the venue.
Davis also completed two solo murals. One of which is located on the Fiddler’s Green box office incorporating an American Robin. The other, acting as an archway to accompany “Stairway to Heaven,” a staircase glass mosaic tread art installation in progress by local artist, Reven Swanson.
In addition, AJ Davis and MOA Design and Build alumni created community based collaborative projects in downtown Englewood, near MOA’s headquarters in August, including creative crosswalks walks and traffic signal box vinyl art wraps. Davis’ fellowship began in March and concluded in August of 2020.